1. I am excused with regards to wudu due to constant bleeding in my mouth following oral surgery. My mouth is inevitably impure during prayers. I know one is allowed a certain amount of impurity on themselves with which prayer is valid. Does the impurity in my mouth (for which I am excused), count? If I have a bit more impurity (blood) somewhere else on my body, would my salah be valid?
For example, while I was excused after oral surgery, I also had a blood clot in my mucus come out from my nose, and prayed without washing inside my nose (though I checked that there was no more blood in my nose after the clot came out). Is my salah valid?
2. Secondly, I have an infection on my toe from which blood/pus comes out frequently. Usually the amount that comes out is not enough to consider ‘flowing’. Blood/pus tends to especially come out when I wash it for wudu.
My question is – given that when I make wudu and blood/pus is coming out, the water that flows over it will inevitably flow over the rest of my toe as well. Am I allowed to pray like that as it is inevitable? Also in general, if blood if flowing from a certain area, and one must pray, and during wudu the water goes over both the area with the blood and other areas, is one allowed to pray after that wudu? Or how does one wash the bleeding area, without spreading impurity? Also, does one have to wash the area that is under the chin, but before the throat, that is between the chin and throat, during wudu?
1. Yes, it will be valid.
2. Don’t pay attention to all of this.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.